A short and broadband silicon asymmetric Y-junction two-mode (de)multiplexer is proposed and simulated. An adiabaticity parameter suitable for high index-contrast silicon waveguides is defined. The fast quasiadiabatic dynamics protocol is used to homogeneously distribute adiabaticity over the device length. This protocol limits the power coupled into the unwanted waveguide eigenmode under a fixed value along the propagation. A 16 μm long mode (de)multiplexer with crosstalk < -34 dB is obtained. Simulations show that the optical bandwidth is as large as 300 nm (1400 nm ~ 1700 nm). The design is also fabrication tolerant.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics